The DAS Preschool Team conducts Ad-Hoc and Public Early Literacy Screening throughout the year. The preschool screening aims to identify Kindergarten One and Two preschoolers experiencing challenges with early literacy, such as pre-reading , pre-spelling and early writing skills. Our Preschool Educational Therapist will conduct a quick 15 minutes of early literacy screening with your child. Next, our Educational Therapist will collect additional background information about the child’s literacy and developmental background and share their findings with parents. Finally, they will advise how our early literacy will benefit your child and the literacy components that our therapists will work on once the child is placed into the programme.

This is not a dyslexia screening or assessment, please take note the early literacy screening looks into a child’s literacy profile to identify literacy weaknesses and from there advises if a child will require additional literacy support.


Does your child experience any of the following?


Alphabet Knowledge

Difficulty learning the letters or remembering the letters taught.

Recognises some letters but not most.

Writing the letters is laborious and may not remember how to write the strokes of most letters. Numerous consistent, Letter and number reversals

Phonological Awareness  Has not been able to acquire skills in identifying rhyming words, count syllables in words, match letter sound to letters, join or separate  letter sounds in 3-letter words  i.e.  c-a-t
Word Recognition 

Does not recognise high-frequency words despite being taught such as I, a, my, the

Difficulty with Learning Tasks 

Remembering concepts taught

Take a long time to recall concepts taught

Frequent task avoidance

Emotional meltdowns during learning tasks

Dyslexia Checklist for Preschoolers

If more than 4 of the boxes are ticked, your preschooler is recommended to come for the free online screening to assess their learning differences.

Does your preschooler experience any of these challenges?

  • Was a late talker
  • Recognising the letters (ABCs)
  • Not able to write own name yet
  • Sequencing difficulties for letters (ABC not ACB)
  • Not able to read some sight words yet (I, the, my)
  • Challenges with writing letters and numbers
  • Takes a long time or unable to recall concepts taught
  • Does not know most of the letter sounds
  • Not able to join sounds in words to read yet
  • Difficulty identifying sounds in words to spell
  • Needs extensive guidance to complete learning tasks
  • Requires multiple reminders for attention and staying on task


Recommended for

Preschoolers in Kindergarten one or two who are experiencing persistent learning difficulties with early reading, spelling and/or writing.


*To register for a screening, call 6444 5700 (Mon - Fri, 9am to 5.30pm)

Screening Type - Preschool (Screening duration is 15 mins)

16 March 2021, Tuesday
Jurong Point Learning Centre
Between 9.00am - 1.00pm
1 June 2021, Tuesday
Bishan Junction 8 Learning Centre*
Between 9.00am - 1.00pm
7 September 2021, Tuesday
Serangoon Learning Centre*
Between 9.00am - 1.00pm
23 November 2021, Tuesday
Tampines Learning Centre
Between 9.00am - 1.00pm

To register for the screening, please call 6444 5700 (Mon to Fri: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm). No walk-in slots will be available.

Please take note that the screening will be conducted at the learning centre or online and this will depend on most recent safe management regulations. For in-person screenings conducted at the learning centres, it is possible that the follow-up discussion after the screening may be taken online or over the phone. We seek your understanding and please rest assured that we will do our best. Kindly contact our customer service to make an appointment for screening and we will update you with the most updated information.

Instructions for Preschool Screening (Online)
Registrants will need the following items for the online screening:

  1. A pencil and an eraser
  2. 2-page printout that will be emailed to you. If you do not have a printer, we can conduct this on lined paper (notebook/foolscap paper).
  3. Clear audio, video on the laptop (earphones for better audio) and a working webcam
  4. Working internet

Do contact 6444 5700 for more information.


Call 6444 5700 for more info and schedule an appointment with us now!

2021 March screening process 02 presch min